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The World Health Organization recommended name for albuterol base is salbutamol.

Albuterol sulfate is the racemic form of albuterol and a relatively selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator. Albuterol sulfate has the chemical name (±)a1-[(tert-butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m-xylene-a,-diol sulfate (2:1) (salt).

Albuterol sulfate has a molecular weight of 576.7, and the empirical formula is (C13H21NO3)2·H2SO4. Albuterol sulfate is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol.

Ventolin Tablets: Each Ventolin tablet contains 2 or 4 mg of albuterol as 2.4 or 4.8 mg, respectively, of albuterol sulfate for oral administration. Each tablet also contains the inactive ingredients corn starch, lactose, and magnesium stearate.

Proventil Repetabs: Each Proventil repetab extended-release tablet contains a total of 4 mg (2 mg in the coating for immediate release and 2 mg in the core for release after several hours) of albuterol as 4.8 mg of albuterol sulfate. The inactive ingredients for Proventil Repetabs (extended-release) tablets include: acacia, butylparaben, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, neutral soap, oleic acid, rosin, sugar, talc, titanium dioxide, white wax, and zein.

Ventolin Syrup: Ventolin syrup contains 2 mg of albuterol as 2.4 mg of albuterol sulfate in each teaspoonful (5 ml). The inactive ingredients for Ventolin syrup include: citric acid, FD&C yellow no. 6, flavor, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, saccharin, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, and water.


CATEGORIES: Asthma; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approval Pre 1982; Patent Expiration 2014 Feb; Top 200 Drugs; WHO Formulary

FDA Drug Classes: Antiasthmatics/Broncodilators


BRAND NAMES: Aerolin; Airet; Airomir; Albuterol Sulfate; Almotex; Anebron; Asmadil; Asmalin; Asmanil; Asmasal; Asmatol; Asmaven; Asmavent; Asmidon; Asmol Uni-Dose; Asthalin; Broncho-Spray; Broncovaleas; Bronter; Bugonol; Butamol; Buto-Asma; Butotal; Buventol; Cobutolin; Dilatamol; Farcolin; Grafalin; Instavent; Libretin; Medolin; Mozal; Novosalmol; Parasma; Proventil; Respax; Salbetol; Salbron; Salbulin; Salbusian; Salbutalan; Salbutamol; Salbutan; Salbutol; Salbuven; Salbuvent; Salmaplon; Salomol; Sedalin; Sultanol; Suprasma; Theosal; Tobybron; Vencronyl; Venetlin; Ventilan; Ventimax; Ventolin; Ventoline; Ventolin Rotacaps; Volmax
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Aerolin (Brazil; Chile; Greece)
Airomir (Australia; Canada; France; Philippines; Thailand)
Almotex (Philippines)
Asmadil (Benin; Burkina-Faso; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Ivory-Coast; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Asmasal (Thailand)
Asmatol (Argentina)
Asmaven (England)
Asmidon (Japan)
Asmol Uni-Dose (New-Zealand)
Asthalin (India)
Broncho-Spray (Germany; South-Africa)
Broncovaleas (Italy)
Bronter (Colombia)
Bugonol (Colombia)
Buto-Asma (Spain)
Butotal (Chile)
Cobutolin (England)
Dilatamol (Indonesia)
Farcolin (Bahrain; Cyprus; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Grafalin (Indonesia)
Libretin (Philippines)
Medolin (Thailand)
Mozal (Taiwan)
Novosalmol (Canada)
Parasma (Colombia)
Respax (Australia; New-Zealand)
Salbetol (India)
Salbron (Indonesia)
Salbulin (Costa-Rica; Dominican-Republic; El-Salvador; England; Guatemala; Honduras; Panama)
Salbutalan (Mexico)
Salbutan (Venezuela)
Salbutol (Korea; Peru)
Salbuven (Indonesia)
Salbuvent (Norway)
Salmaplon (India)
Salomol (Taiwan)
Sedalin (Philippines)
Sultanol (Austria; Germany; Japan)
Suprasma (Indonesia)
Tobybron (Indonesia)
Vencronyl (Philippines)
Venetlin (Japan)
Ventilan (Colombia; Portugal)
Ventoline (Denmark; Finland; France; Norway; Sweden)

COST OF THERAPY: $372.30 (Asthma; Ventolin Tablet; 2 mg; 3/day; 365 days)

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